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- n. A bacteriophage.
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- n. A virus that is parasitic to bacteria.
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- n. a virus that is parasitic (reproduces itself) in bacteria
Ancient Greek φαγητόν (phageton, "food, consumption"), from φαγεῖν aorist of ἐσθίω, ἔδω ("to eat, to consume"). (Wiktionary)